Man is promised his sweetheart’s hand on his 100th birthday

Image Credit: Age Well Senior Center in Dana Point
Image Credit: Age Well Senior Center in Dana Point

Meet Forrest Lunsway, a 100 year old man who has found true love in Rose Pollard Lunsway, his 90 year old sweetheart.  It is so wonderful to hear a heartwarming story of two people devoting their lives to each other.

How did these two love birds meet?  The happy couple met on a blind date at a senior center dance in the 80’s.  They were instantly inseparable.  Forrest and Rose would go dancing several times a week and fell deeply in love. 

Both of them had been married before, but their spouses passed away.  Rose said that her first marriage was a good one, but her husband was sick for a while before passing away.  “After that, I had decided that I had no intention of remarrying,” Rose explained. 

But Forrest had other plans – he followed his heart and asked Rose for her hand in marriage.  Even though she loved him, Rose held her ground about marriage.  Rose said, “I told him, ‘I’ll marry you on your 100th birthday,’”

The two continued to date for 30 years!  During that time they went on many adventures – hiking the coast of California, kayaked in Alaska, and of course they danced.  They always stay active – This is something that they attribute to their longevity.  Rose stated, “My husband is very, very active. In fact, right now he’s outside planting.”.

Image: Rose Pollard Lunsway and Forrest Lunsway dance at their wedding reception

On his 100th birthday, Forrest remembered Rose’s word and the happy couple got married!  They have received hundreds of congratulatory cards as well as many television appearances.  They even received a card from President Obama!  Forrest and Rose admit that they do not know how to react to their fame, but they are so happy to be married.  Awwwwww 🙂

Congratulations Forrest and Rose!  We are so happy for you!


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